Boris Nadgorny

Boris Nadgorny

Director, Magnetic Characterization Core Facility


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 389 Physics


Boris Nadgorny

Professor, Wayne State University, 2012-

Visiting Professor, MIT Francis Bitter Magnet Laboratory, 2007

Associate Professor, Wayne State university, 2006-2012

Assitant Professor, Wayne State University, 2001-2005

ONR/ASEE Research Fellow, Naval Research Laboratory, Materials Science Branch, 1996-2000

Research interest(s)/area of expertise

Experimental condensed matter physics. Spin relaxation, transport phenomena and magnetic properties in ferromagnets, magnetic oxides, and superconductors; classical and tunneling percolation.


  • Ph.D. Physics, SUNY at Stony Brook
  • B.S.and M.S, Physics, Moscow Institute of Physics & Technology

Awards and grants

US Air Force Faculty Summer Fellowship (2010)
University Research Award (2008)
NSF Early Career Development Award (2003)
Research Corporation Research Innovation Award (2003)
Alan Berman NRL Best Publication Award (1998)

Selected publications

 1. Multiple percolation tunneling staircase in metal-semiconductor nanoparticle composites, R. Mukherjee, Zhi-Feng Huang, and Boris Nadgorny, Appl. Phys.Lett. 105, 173104 (2014).
2. Enhancement of high dielectric permittivity in CaCu3Ti4O12/RuO2 composites in the vicinity of the percolation threshold, R. Mukherjee, G. Lawes, and B. Nadgorny, Appl. Phys. Lett. 105, 072901 (2014).
3. Comment on “Unified Formalism of Andreev Reflection at a Ferromagnet/Superconductor Interface” M. Eschrig, A. A. Golubov, I.I. Mazin, B. Nadgorny, et al Phys. Rev. Lett., 111, 139703 (2013)
4. Double Percolation Transition in Superconductor/Ferromagnet Nanocomposites, X. Liu, R. Panguluri, Z.F.Huang, and B. Nadgorny, Phys. Rev. Lett. 104, 135701 (2010).
5. Ferromagnetism and Spin Polarized Charge Carriers in In2O3 and Cr:In2O3¬ Thin Films, Raghava P. Panguluri, P. Kharel, C. Sudakar, R. Naik, R. Suryanarayanan, V.M. Naik, A.G. Petukhov, B. Nadgorny, G. Lawes, Phys. Rev. B 79, 165208 (2009)
6. Half-Metallicity in Europium Oxide Conductively Matched with Silicon, R.P. Panguluri, T. S. Santos, E. Negusse, J. Dvorak, Y. Idzerda, J. S. Moodera, and B. Nadgorny, Phys. Rev. B 78 125307 (2008).
7. Andreev Reflection and Pair Breaking Effects at the Superconductor/Magnetic Semiconductor Interface, R.P. Panguluri, K.C. Ku, T. Wojtowicz, X. Liu, J.K. Furdyna, Y.B. Lyanda-Geller, N. Samarth, and B. Nadgorny, Phys. Rev. B 72, 054510 (2005).
8. Analysis of point-contact Andreev reflection spectra in spin polarization measurements, G. T. Woods, R. J. Soulen, I. Mazin, B. Nadgorny, et al, Phys. Rev. B 70, 054416 (2004).
9. Point Contact Spin Spectroscopy of MnAs Ferromagnetic Films, R. Panguluri, G. Tsoi, B. Nadgorny, et al, Phys. Rev. B (Rapid Comm.) 68, 201307 (2003).
10. Origin of high transport spin polarization in La0.7Sr0.3MnO3: Direct evidence for minority spin-states in, B. Nadgorny, I.I. Mazin, et al., Phys. Rev. B 63, 184433 (2001).
11. Highly spin-polarized chromium dioxide thin films prepared by chemical vapor deposition, W. J. DeSisto, P. R. Broussard, T. F. Ambrose, B. Nadgorny, and M. Osofsky, Appl. Phys. Lett. 76, 3789 (2000).
12. Measuring the spin polarization of a metal with a superconducting point contact, R. Soulen, J. Byers, M. Osofsky, B. Nadgorny, et al., Science 282, 85 (1998).
13. A Guide to Physics Problems, Part I: Mechanics, Relativity and Electrodynamics, S. Cahn and B. Nadgorny, Plenum (Springer), New York, 1994.
14. A Guide to Physics Problems Part II: Thermodynamics, Statistical Mechanics and Quantum Mechanics, Sidney Cahn, Gerald Mahan, and Boris Nadgorny, Plenum (Springer), New York, 1997.
15. All-High-Tc Superconductor Rapid-Single-Flux-Quantum Circuit Operating at ~30 K, S. Shokhor, B. Nadgorny, et al, Appl. Phys. Lett. 67 2869 (1995).

Currently teaching

 Astronomy 2010


Courses taught

 Introductory Solid State Physics, PHY7050